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Klay Thompson | Guard

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Washington State
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Klay Thompson said he thinks he and Steph Curry are the best shooting backcourt duo of all-time.
While Thompson's comments sound a bit over the top, he may have a point. "I think we are the best shooting backcourt, maybe of all-time. We still got a lot to prove and I still think we are just scratching the surface of what we can be." Both players are shooting over 40 percent from beyond the arc in their career and neither player is over 27 years old, so we may not have seen the best of the Splash Brothers yet. After a breakout 2014-15 season, fantasy owners should be targeting Thompson in the second round of drafts. Aug 25 - 9:45 AM
Source: CBS Sports

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Klay Thompson said he'll work on his pump fake, getting to the line more, and his ball-handling this offseason.

He did increase his free throw attempts per game to 3.3 last season, but there was a downward trend as the year went on. Thompson's efficiency off the dribble was worse compared to his catch-and-shoot production. On his pull-ups, he only had a 49.2 effective field goal percentage (eFG%), which is not close to his 62.9 eFG% on catch and shoot. Still, it's hard to bet against him after a breakout 2014-15.
Jun 22 - 3:02 PM

Klay Thompson scored only five points on 2-of-7 shooting in another foul-plagued performance on Tuesday, but he still walked off the court an NBA champion.

Thompson dropped 34 points in Game 2 of the Finals, but in the other five games he averaged a combined 12.2 points on 36.7 percent shooting, including an 8-of-28 mark from downtown. It's a somewhat minor complaint after a phenomenal season from Klay, who ascended to first-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat fantasy leagues.
Jun 17 - 12:37 AM

Klay Thompson hit 5-of-14 shots (including a three) for 12 points, three rebounds and two assists in Sunday's Game 5 win.

Thompson is always a threat to go nuclear at any time, but with the pace slowed down his transition opportunities are limited and the Cleveland personnel matches up with him pretty well. It doesn't help that he gets switched onto LeBron defensively and has to get beat up on that side of the ball.
Jun 14 - 11:46 PM

Jerry West reportedly threatened to leave the Warriors organization if Klay Thompson was traded away for Kevin Love this past offseason.

A lot of the Warriors recent success can be indirectly attributed to West's decision making. He was the one who advocated for the hiring of Steve Kerr after things went south with Mark Jackson, and he was a stern supporter of Thompson. Although Love is certainly a talented offensive player, his defense is questionable, while Klay has emerged as a solid two-way player. The trade that was never made is certainly something that will continue to be talked about if the Warriors wind up hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy when all is said and done.
Jun 12 - 12:56 PM

Klay Thompson scored just nine points with two rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer during a Game 4 win on Thursday.

That's two off games in a row for Klay following his 34-point Game 2. Thompson has been fine with his efficiency and he's not turning the ball over much, so he's not hurting his team despite the low point totals. He'll likely be closer to 20 points on Sunday.
Jun 12 - 12:32 AM

Klay Thompson said Matthew Dellavedova's three-point play towards the end of Game 3 was a lucky shot.

Video of Dellevadova's circus shot can be found in the link below, but Thompson channeled his inner McKayla Maroney in describing the shot. "I mean, that shot [Matthew Dellavedova] hit when we were down one when Steph fouled him, that was just lucky, man," Thompson said. "I guarantee he doesn’t practice that shot so, big player though, and we’re not going to let this game deflate us." While Thompson might be right, he'll need to bounce back from a 6-of-16 performance in Game 3 if the Warriors are going to avoid going home down 3-1.
Jun 11 - 10:30 AM

Klay Thompson said the Warriors enter Game 4 on Thursday with a sense of urgency.

Down 2-1, the fact that Thursday is close to a must-win game is not lost on Thompson and the Warriors. "Very urgent," Thompson said. "No one wants to be down 3-1." Klay had an off night in Game 3 as he only scored 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting, so he and the Warriors need a bounceback performance in Game 4 if they want to avoid heading into Game 5 with a 3-1 deficit.
Jun 11 - 9:28 AM

Klay Thompson followed up his brilliant Game 2 with 14 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and one block during Tuesday's road loss.

Thompson was kneed in the thigh on Sunday, resulting in a charley horse, but it didn't seem to limit him in any way tonight. He shot 6-of-16 from the field without any free throw attempts -- the Warriors as a team only got to the line 12 times tonight, compared to 24 attempts for the Cavaliers.
Jun 10 - 12:28 AM

Klay Thompson was treated for a charley horse prior to Tuesday's game but he'll start the game and play without any limitations.

Thompson was kneed in the thigh during Sunday's game but it wasn't serious enough to be listed on the injury report, so needless to say he'll be fine. He blew up for 34 points on 14-of-28 shooting in Game 2 and has scored 20+ points in Golden State's past four games.
Jun 9 - 8:27 PM

Flip Saunders said that when he was coaching the Wizards, he wanted to draft Klay Thompson with the No. 6 overall selection in the 2011 draft.

"We toyed with [the idea of drafting Thompson]," said Saunders. "But heaven forbid you go out of the box and pick someone you’re higher on than anyone else." The Wizards instead drafted Jan Vesley in 2011, a guy that is no longer playing in the NBA. Hindsight is always 20/20, and many experts/analysts around the league gave Washington an A-grade when evaluating their selection of Vesley in 2011, but these "what if" scenarios are always fun to consider. Thompson fell all the way to No. 11 in 2011, so Washington wasn't the only organization to undervalue Klay's sweet stroke on that day.
Jun 9 - 6:39 PM

Klay Thompson lit up the Cavaliers for 34 points on 14-of-28 shooting during Sunday's Game 2 loss, hitting four 3-pointers with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers in 46 minutes.

Thompson picked up two fouls early in the game but his nearly flawless stat line is a testament to his performance, as he torched every defender Cleveland threw at him. The Cavs' defenders frequently lost Klay as he flitted through a series of off-ball screens and it will be interesting to see how they tweak their approach during Tuesday's Game 3.
Jun 8 - 12:10 AM

Klay Thompson played 39 minutes in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, making 5-of-14 from the field for 21 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

His concussion symptoms didn't seem to bother him and he looked like himself. Klay did say after the game that he was tired, but that's to be expected. He'll be ready for roll for Game 2. Interestingly, Klay has been a better shooter with two days of rest, posting a pristine 61.3 effective field goal percentage in those instances.
Jun 5 - 12:46 AM

Klay Thompson said he'll be at 100 percent for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Thompson said he expects to play to his full potential in Thursday's Game 1 against the Cavaliers and it seems like any concussion symptoms are behind him. Thompson's status for Thursday was never much in doubt, but Warriors fans can officially breathe a sigh of relief.
Jun 4 - 1:58 PM

Andrew Bogut said he can't tell a difference between pre-and-post concussion Klay Thompson.

Thompson went through the concussion protocol after taking a Trevor Ariza knee to the head during the Western Conference Finals, but Bogut hasn't noticed any difference in his teammate. "Same as always. I don’t know if he still has it or not," Bogut said. "Pre- and post-concussion symptoms, same." We'll keep an eye out for official updates, but it looks like Thompson will be all-systems-go for Thursday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers.
Jun 4 - 12:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Ian Clark
5Chris Babb
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2Marreese Speights
3James Michael McAdoo
4Kevon Looney
C1Andrew Bogut
2Jason Thompson
3Festus Ezeli